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Life Sciences, B.S. / Physician Assistant Studies, M.S.

Earn two degrees in just six years and prepare to work clinically as a physician assistant with the latest technological skills.

What You’ll Learn

Start your career early while saving a year of tuition through the Life Sciences, B.S./Physician Assistant Studies, M.S., which awards a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies in just six years.

You’ll spend three years studying how living organisms function, survive, adapt, and evolve, and working alongside professors on active research projects in areas including biochemistry, physics, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology.

Then, you may apply to transition into the Physician Assistant Studies, M.S. program for the remaining three years, working alongside our highly-skilled faculty and building a strong foundation in science, medicine, research, and transcultural patient care. You’ll benefit from a number of cutting-edge on-site facilities, including the Institute for Clinical Competence with robotic simulation models and well-trained standardized patients, as well as a state-of-the-art anatomy lab.

You’ll also have opportunities for service-learning initiatives both domestically and abroad; past students have traveled to Ghana, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Nicaragua, and El Salvador.


  • Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center
  • Catholic Health Services of Long Island
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • New York-Presbyterian
  • Northwell Health
  • NYU Winthrop Hospital

Career Options

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Practice
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery
Alessandra Capizzi (M.S. ’14)

New York-Presbyterian

Alessandra decided on New York Tech when she discovered students’ high first-time pass rates for PANCE and the various on-campus facilities like the anatomy, nursing, and patient simulation labs.

Dane Masuda (M.S. ’14)

U.S. Navy

Working on a U.S. Naval ship off the coast of Japan, Dane helps provide primary care to those living and working onboard, handling everything from military physicals to injuries and sick care.

Jessica Estanislau (M.S.’16)

Adjunct Professor

As a practicing PA and an adjunct professor, Jessica works with third-year students out on rotations, reading and evaluating their patient notes and offering feedback on how they can improve their documentation.


“Overall, the program was an incredible experience. It prepared me for my employment and made me build confidence, make friends and allies, and ultimately made me ready to become a hard-working physician assistant.”

Physician Assistant Studies M.S., alumnus

Exceptional experiences.
Outstanding outcomes.



9 of 10




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The Physician Assistant program has received Accreditation-Continued status from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).

How You’ll Succeed

You’ll spend an entire year immersed in clinical rotations, gaining actionable experience in well-rounded, challenging, and diverse clinical environments that prepare you for real-world challenges. Rotation spots include outstanding hospital systems and private practices in New York City and Long Island, with flexibility for out-of-state/home-state options.

Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE) and prepared to work clinically as a new PA graduate, equipped with sought-after ultrasound skills.

ARC-PA Accreditation Logo


The Physician Assistant program has received Accreditation-Continued status from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).